Sep 1, 1977

Neonatal thyrotoxicosis

Acta paediatrica Scandinavica
S Petersen, J Serup

Abstract

Neonatal thyrotoxicosis is a transient hyperthyroidism in infants of mothers with current or previous thyrotoxicosis. The pathogenesis have been accepted to be placental transfer of maternal thyroid stimulating immunoglobulins. Of two siblings from a previous thyrotoxic mother the first had marked symptoms of thyrotoxicosis but during the second pregnancy antithyroid treatment was given to the mother and though the child had high levels of thyroid hormones for 6 weeks it had only minimal symptoms of thyrotoxicosis.

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Novothyral
Immunoglobulins
Pregnancy Complications
Graves Disease
Maternal-Fetal Exchange
Hyperthyroidism
Neonatal Disorder

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